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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York's only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends...more
I'm not even a train 'enthusiast' and I found this museum to be one of the best!
Staff are so passionate about the history and this comes across in their story telling.
Great cafe and restaurant on-site.
It's also free!!! (donations welcomed and worth it!)...More
Well thought out, well put together displays. Some wonderful milestones from rail history. Staff were friendly and helpful. The displays are excellent and I particularly like the uncategorised collection items. You know all museums have them and yet so often you can't see them. 10/10...More
Wonderful static exhibits of engines from the Rocket to the Eurostar via the Mallard and the Evening Star and views into the Royal Trains are just some of the items displayed. A truly fantastic day out for anyone.
Not a fan of trains but I was shocked by how interesting and authentic this museum is with full size carriages.
This is a free museum but I would have happily paid an entrance fee.
Very informative and superb for all ages!
My mother and I decided to stop into the National Railway Museum briefly and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There's lots to see but it doesn't take that long to see most everything. My favorite part was the hospital train section from WWII. It was...More
Excellent series of exhibits, often showing the relevant context - hopefully this won't change in the reported review being undertaken. Too many museums want to show "relevant context" at the detriment of actual exhibits. HOWEVER, as this is a "free" museum I really, really, do...More
This was a return visit after some years. Plenty to see and read. The highlight is Mallard. Enjoyed seeing a demonstration of the turn table operating. Unless you have no interest in railways and steam engines this museum is worth a visit especially since it...More
I remember coming here as a child and being able to look into more carriages and engines.
A great job has been done extending the place, although everytime you turn round there seems to be another cafe area.